Climate change and its impacts could no longer be viewed as mere environmental concerns. Climate change is now a reality in the daily lives of the people in the ASEAN region, as their livelihoods and means of sustenance, their habitats, their communities and resources which are their lifeblood are threatened. A fundamental reality in the current climate crisis is that the majority, especially the poor—particularly women—who have consumed less and contributed very little to the climate crisis, are the ones that are greatly affected by its impacts.
Since its beginning in 2005, Focus on the Global South has been a staunch supporter of the ASEAN Civil Society Conference / ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF). We see it as one of the many ways peoples can come together to discuss their mutual concerns and to strategize on common action. On May 3-5, Focus will again be participating in this year’s ACSC/APF in Jakarta.
Please note the schedule of the Focus co-organized workshops and events.
May 4 (Ciputra Hotel)
Session 1: 09:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Focus on the Global South – Philippines
April 29, 2011
Civil Liberties, Alternative Regionalisms, Protection of and Access to Natural Resources, Climate Change, Public Health and Trade Issues Take Center Stage on the 2011 Asean People’s Forum
originally from this site
Every year some of the world's most powerful people go to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort of Davos - the annual meeting for business leaders and political figures to talk, think and get fresh ideas.
Grabbing fewer headlines is the World Social Forum, which was this year held in the Senegalese capital of Dakar.